Proposal Coordinator/Consultant

Sydney or Melbourne
6 December 2019

  • Support the firm's tender and proposal submission process
  • Join a friendly and supportive BD team
  • Great employee benefits including gym membership

MinterEllison is an international law firm, headquartered in Australia and regarded as one of the Asia-Pacific's premier law firms. Our teams collaborate across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK to deliver exceptional outcomes.

We have a clear goal – to be our clients' best partner. We put the client at the centre of everything we do and partner with them to deliver truly innovative solutions.

Our Business Development team

Our national Business Development team at Minter Ellison is a high performing and critical component of the law firm and essential to the firm's success. The Business Development team supports the partnership by providing the full spectrum of business development and marketing services to ensure the firm develops and maintains strong relationships with new and existing clients.

The Proposal Management and Production unit is responsible for managing the creation and submission of the firm's pitches and proposals.

Your Role

An opportunity has opened in the Business Development team for a nationally focused Proposal Coordinator operating from the Melbourne or Sydney office. This role will report into the Proposal Manager. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to move into professional services and is focused on career progression. Alternatively, you may already have communications experience and be looking for a new challenge. You will gain an introduction to a law firm and business development, exposure to multiple practice areas and experience developing proposals for high profile projects and clients. In this role you will be working as part of a national proposals team, within the Client Market Growth team, to drive best practice proposal management and production.

Responsibilities include:

  • Project managing client sales submissions (proposals) in response to specific client proposal and quote requests
  • Drafting responses including re-working content from the firm's content library and working with subject matter experts to develop tailored content
  • Managing internal stakeholders from across the firm during the proposal process
  • Contribute to broader team initiatives including proposal training activities to upskill the firm in best practice methodologies
  • Assist with content gathering for inclusion in the firm's industry-leading proposal intellectual capital library, to allow for reuse in future proposals

What you need

We are looking for an enthusiastic and resourceful professional with:

  • Tertiary qualification in Communications, Business, Commerce, Law or relevant Arts degree
  • Excellent written and oral skills, with Microsoft suite design experience highly regarded
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment and manage a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and contribute to projects or initiatives
  • A strong, proactive client service focus
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines
  • Ambition to achieve results and contribute to the success of our business
  • Resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own
  • Pride in your work and who you work for.

What we offer

MinterEllison will support your continued development through a wide range of accessible and structured learning and development programs, mentoring from skilled and intelligent leaders, and by surrounding you with teams of great people who are happy to share their knowledge and learn from you as well.

You will also have access to a wide range of top tier employment benefits, which are designed to help you complement your lifestyle outside of work and support your professional needs. These include first class premises, facilities and support, state of the art technology, competitive salary packages, gym membership, corporate discounts, an extensive health and wellbeing program and much more!

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on "Apply". If you would like further information, please contact Clare Odell on for a highly confidential discussion.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia. 

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